Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cafe Chaos -- Movies and TV

Saturday, September 19, 2009
Welcome to Café Chaos. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (we prefer coffee) and join us for a chat. Every Saturday we’ll offer recommendations for movie and TV lovers. Feel free to comment on our picks or to throw in a few of your own. We’re listening!

SIS Barb says:
I recently watched a movie that came out in 2008. To be honest, I'd never heard of it but the DVD cover intrigued me. I was hooked by the incredible costumes and the intense plot from beginning to end. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys period films.

My Pick of the Week: The Other Boleyn Girl
This movie stars Eric Bana (one of my faves), Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman.
from IMDb: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

SIS Beth says…
I'm a tad behind in my movie or a TV viewing. I could recommend a beloved favorite, an oldie from the past. But instead, I think I’ll go for something so new, it’s not even out yet! Not a recommendation, but a want-to-see.

My Pick of the Week: Love Happens (2009)
Here’s a short summery from Yahoo Movie: When a self-help author arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets the one person who might finally be able to help him help himself.

Yes, it sounds sappy, but when done right, I love sappy. It stars Jennifer Aniston, who I sometimes love. And Aaron Eckhart, who I always love. Since it’s not classified as a romantic comedy (which everyone seems to mangle these days), but a Comedy, Drama, and Romance… maybe they’ll get it right.


MIchael Miller said...

Aunt Barb,
I love histroy so i really liked The Other Boleyn Girl when I rented it. Its a good pick. I like anything that has a history theme.

Aunt Beth,
I have seen the previews for Love Happens. It looks like it will be a good movie.

Barb said...


Next time I'm in town we should rent some history flicks!

SIS Barb

Sisters-in-Sync said...

I'm a sucker for period films. Pretty sure there's an 'S' stamped on my forehead. As a fan of all things 'English' I HAD to see 'The Other Bolyn Girl'.

Loved it. Especially liked that Scarlett Johannson (sp?) played against type. Her type.


And of course Eric Bana was HOT!

SIS Beth

Richard said...

Though I have JUST missed the Primetime Emmys, and have NO idea who the honored --- I will add ONLY to the "TV" end of this post.

The BEST stuff out there, in my opinion, comes from the cable-only stations ... USA, TNT, FX, et al. My "best-of-the best" (and I won't even go on about why --- if you take the time to watch a few episodes, you'll KNOW why):

BURN NOTICE (USA) [seeing a pattern here? ;)]

and that's just a SAMPLING for me. Please note, none of these shows are on PREMIUM/PAY stations (because, TRUST me, STARTING with "Dexter" I could mention MANY of THOSE!!) --- they are PRETTY much "all-accessible" for "lowly" extended-able folks like me who can't afford Premium channels ... and FABULOUS!!

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Good morning, Richard.

I have heard really great things about RESCUE ME. Do you think it's important to start with the first season?

I have quite a few shows I really enjoy. DAMAGES, CRIMINAL MINDS and even after all these years, I still love LAW AND ORDER.

Ah, DEXTER. I've only seen the first season but how disturbing and great is this show???? Very!

SIS Barb

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